Today’s mom’s have little trouble creating beautiful and festive children’s birthday party celebrations but sometimes between our own crazy busy schedules and the quest to throw the this year’s most talked about event, we forget to add the little things that make the day especially meaningful. We think it is important for kids to know how much we love them but equally important for them to understand they are not the center of the universe. Children need to learn and develop a healthy sense of self which includes compassion and caring of others. What better day to teach this lesson than on the very day they are lavished with gifts. Teach by example – integrate a “Give back” craft activity into your child’s birthday party in addition the the usual birthday fun and party games.
And with the holiday spirit upon us, why wait for your child’s next birthday party. This “Give Back” craft activity would be a wonderful addition to any classroom holiday party and equally brilliant to incorporate into your own kid-friendly holiday celebrations. Continue Reading →
Celebrate & Support Women’s Causes
This week Hillary Clinton made history. She became the first woman to accept a major national political party’s nomination for President of the United States. Whether you agree with her politics, or not, this is a milestone in women’s history and can and should be celebrated. How, you ask? We think the very best way to embrace the moment is to celebrate the women in your life and to support women’s causes.
And yes, we are absolutely obsessed with PuraVida Bracelets but not just because they are adorable and affordable, but because you can party pretty, all day and into the night, AND add meaning to your celebration. Part of the proceeds from the sale of all of these bracelets go towards benefiting important women’s causes. Additionally, every time you wear them, you help spread awareness of the issues affecting hundreds of thousands of women around the world. In a small way, you become an ambassador for the cause. Continue Reading →
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Our Absolute Favorite Pi Beta Phi Arrow Jewelry
Now that it is officially Fall, we are falling for arrows, all over again. With sorority recruitment season in full swing, we realized that soon big sisters across the country will be embarking on the annual quest to find the best little sister gifts available. And parents will be searching for ways to celebrate and commemorate their new angels’ commitment to life long unity, friendship, and philanthropy. If you have followed us for any length of time you probably already know of our #PiPhiLove and our absolute obsession with the perfect Pi Beta Phi gift, the iconic Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Gold Arrow Necklace or Silver Arrow Necklace. This little necklace embodies the essence of a Pi Beta Phi sorority woman: strong, bold, direct, and purposeful yet subtle, delicate, and feminine. Continue Reading →
Travel in style this holiday season! Uncle Tom bought Izzy one of these large Vera Bradley duffels as a holiday gift a few years ago and it remains her go to weekend bag. We think it is an especially perfect Christmas gift or Hanukkah present for a high school senior heading off to college It is large enough to pack just about everything in her closet (ok – I am exaggerating but just a bit) yet lightweight and “smushable” enough to be able to fit into fully loaded trunks and airplane overhead compartments. This travel bag has long handles and loads of room, yet is still carry-on compliant. One easy-access end pocket.
We chose to feature Vera Bradley’s Large Duffel Tea Garden pattern both because we like it and because when you carry an item in this color, you’re showing your support for breast cancer research. Vera Bradley contributes approximately $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, from the sale of items in all of their colors.
And best yet, this duffel is on sale today, Cyber Monday! Reduced to just $49.99 (Regularly $85.00)
Holiday Cards for Charity 2011
Make a difference this holiday season! There are so many holiday cards available why not choose one that not only sends wishes of peace and love and joy to your friends and family, but also benefits a worthy charity. With no additional cost to you, it is a win, win, win. You get to feel good about acting so responsibly, your card recipients are reminded about the important work these organization are engaged in, and the charity receives the ever more allusive funding they so deserve and need to survive.
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